Mr Michael's Reality

What the world needs is my opinion on the job it is doing... at least it does in MY reality.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Union Solutions Dept.

(I really wanted my second post to be a Primer on "What I beleive", but this is just too important to not share, and I think that the Blogosphere can be a way to get this danger out to the public... so I'll do my "What I Beleive" Primer later, and start with this.)

Over in England, the Teachers Unions are upset about "Parent Power". The very idea that Parents of their students should try to influence what the Union Teachers are doing... really...
'We totally support the idea of getting rid of "parent power"... ...Parents have never wanted power - parents always wanted partnership. But there are some who hear the term power and think they can challenge teachers and throw their weight around'
But not everybody likes the idea of the Unions getting involved:

'It is interesting that the union has the time to be concerned with these peripheral issues - "parent power" is empty government rhetoric.'

Interesting take there... I'm sure THAT will go over well with Parents. Well in any case, their number one means of getting rid of Parent Power is to ban the use of 4x4 vehicles to drop the kiddies off at school. Yeah, that outta take the power RIGHT out of the hands of the Parents...

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Why start a new Blog now...?

Years ago I quit smoking. I had thought of ending that awful addiction for a while, and I did it mostly through negative feedback and sheer bloodymindedness... and one silly thing: The date. I can't remember it now, but as I sat in my truck one night, I realized that if you took the day, month, year, and time, you could use up all of the digits 0-9 without repeating any digits. Yeah, it was a silly notion, but I figured that I wouldn't backslide because 'How often does that combination occur?'

Okay, so it turns out that it occurs often enough that it wouldn't have been TOO hard to figure out when it happens again, IF I wanted to use that as a crutch.

I bring this up to explain the whimsical nature of my timing: In just a few hours the time and date will be 01:02:03 on 04/05/o6. Yeah, it's silly... but hey, it's as good of a reason to start my Blog today as any...

...and so I introduce to you: Mr. Michael's Reality.